Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past
Martin Bauml Duberman, Martha Vicinus, George Chauncey, Jr.
New American Library, 1989 - Social Science - 579 pages
Winner of two Lambda Rising Awards. "A landmark of a book and a landmark of ideas that will shatter ignorance and delusion."-Catharine Stimpson.
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SEX BEFORE SEXUALITY: PEDERASTY, POLITICS, AND POWER IN
CLASSICAL ATHENS David M. Halperin The sexual practices and institutions of
the classical Greeks, along with the enduring prestige that in modern times has
traditionally surrounded their achievements, have long made them a kind of
rallying point for lesbians and gay men of the educated classes, to whom they
have seemed to offer an ideological weapon in the struggle for dignity and social
acceptance. Recent ...
... an angel and no woman, a creature not yet truly embodied into the body of love
we seemed to behold. (173) The legend of Oedipus evoked here, through the
references to the riddle and the Sphinx, suggests the ancient association of
heterosexuality with incest and animality. Woman is seen as the devouring
Sphinx, a challenging reminder of the bestial. All of women's femininity may thus
be unmasked as mere lust, the horrifying animal genitals beneath the "higher,"
... would that not be a step downward? ... In spite of the glow that seemed to fill
her, she seemed fully to see how the cause must come before the single
individual, & we both agreed that a denial such as this enforced upon one part of
our nature, was a sort of genuine satisfaction to another part, to the love of order,
of justice, of doing something great & public.10 Maynard's advice catches exactly
the combination of loving through self- discipline, of satisfaction through the
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Revolutions Universals and Sexual Categories
Pederasty Politics and Power in Classical Athens
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